33rd annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP)
33rd annual International Human Rights Training Program, June 3 – June 22, 2012
We are delighted to announce that the application period for the 33rd annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is now open and we will be accepting applications until November 21st, 2011. We look forward to another inspiring three-week program and the opportunity to meet more than 120 participants from around the world.
The IHRTP is intended for human rights workers and educators from non-governmental organizations, National Human Rights Institutions, government bodies and educational institutions. The goal of the IHRTP is to strengthen the capacity of human rights organizations to undertake human rights education efforts aimed at building a global culture of human rights. The curriculum is based on principles of adult experiential learning in which participants and facilitators engage in a process of mutual teaching and learning.
“This training program is an important Canadian contribution to the spread of human rights and democratic principles around the world,” says Ian Hamilton, Executive Director of Equitas. “Through the IHRTP, participants gain greater confidence in their abilities as well as the skills and motivation to become effective human rights champions upon their return home”.
If you wish to attend the 2012 IHRTP, find below information about the application process, the application form and the memorandum of agreement. Please note that the application form, the memorandum of agreement and the other supporting documents must be received BEFORE November 21st, 2011.
Ruth Selwyn Bursary
The Ruth Selwyn Bursary for Achievement in Empowering Women and Girls is conferred each year on a candidate to attend the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP). The Bursary recognizes the exceptional role and contributions of Ruth Selwyn, the past Executive Director of Equitas, who laid the groundwork for the IHRTP to become the world’s pre-eminent human rights training program and whose career spanned a lifetime of engagement in the struggle for equality. The bursary is financed from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)’s contribution to the Global Human Rights Education Program.
What Does The Bursary Include?
The Bursary includes full tuition (including room and board) for the three-week training program as well as travel expenses. The recipient will also join Equitas’ global network of alumni, be eligible to participate in a variety of follow-up activities and able to solicit Equitas for technical support in the implementation of his/her education activities.
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